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DIY Round Dining Table

Learn how to build this DIY Round Dining Table with free plans and a how-to video by Shanty2Chic!

Hey guys! For those of you that have been following us on Instagram and Facebook for a while, you know that I had my house listed to sell. I decided to take it off the market and stay and I’m so excited about it! House hunting gave me the itch to transform every room in my house though so I’m starting in the kitchen with my breakfast area! I’ve been wanting a new design for my round table so that’s where I’m starting my makeover!

I designed and built this rustic modern dining table for less than $70 in lumber! Check out the video below to see how easy it was to build!

So fun and easy right? Make sure to download the free printable plans and follow along in the step-by-step instructions below!

Click Here to Download the Free Printable Plans!

How to Build a DIY Round Dining Table

Tools

Supply List

Note: I’ve added links to the supplies in the material list. I like to order online from Home Depot and select curbside deliver. I place my order, they text me when it’s ready, I pull up to the curbside area and they load my trailer for me. It’s been a lifesaver since they started offering it!

Building the Table Top

Step 1: Planking the Table Top

Cut the table top boards to size, according to the cut list diagram, and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes along the boards, according to the cut list. I used my Kreg Foreman to drill the pocket holes! It’s like a drill press and makes drilling lots of pocket holes easy a quick! You can use any model of Kreg Jig to get this job done!

Attach the boards together with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

  • Tip: We like to use our Kreg Face Clamps to keep our boards even when joining! We are always asked if we use a planer or a jointer to get our table top planks so smooth but it’s not necessary with this easy technique. You can find our favorite face clamps here!

Step 2: Cutting the Round Table Top

Using a plunge router, cut a 48″ diameter circle out of the table planks. You can refer to the how-to video to see how I cut mine with this DIY router jig. This technique can be used to cut all dimensions of circles.

You can use a jigsaw to cut the round top but the blade tends to bend when cutting through 2″ material.

  • You can find the bit that I used to cut the circle here!

Building the Table Base

Step 1: Building the Legs

Cut the leg pieces to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at the long end of 4 pieces. Note the degree bevel cuts in the cut list. Attach two legs together with 2″ brad nails and wood glue. Build 4 leg assemblies.

Step 2: Attaching the Aprons for the Table Top Supports

Cut the apron pieces to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into both ends of the inside of the aprons and 3/4″ pocket holes along one edge. Begin by attaching the apron to the leg with 2″ brad nails and wood glue to hold them in place.

Follow up by attaching the aprons with 2 1/2″ pocket screws.

Attach the aprons to each leg.

Step 3: Attaching the Long Runner

Cut the long runner to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at both ends of one side of the board. Attach it to the table legs with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 4: Attaching the Short Runners

Cut the short runners to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at both ends on one side of each short runner. Attach them to the legs and long runner with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 5: Attaching the Decorative Ends

Cut the decorative pieces to size and attach them to each leg with 3″ wood screws and wood glue.

The Finish

Step 1: Attaching the Table Top

Center the table base on the bottom of the table top and attach it to the bottom of the table top with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Step 2: Sand and Add a Finish

Now, just fill your screw holes, sand it down smooth with an 80-grit sandpaper, followed by a 120-grit then a 220-grit. I used my orbital sander but you can use a belt sander or plain sandpaper.

Then just give it a finish!

That’s it for this DIY Rounds Farmhouse Table! Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!

Happy Building!

5 from 2 votes

DIY Round Dining Table

Learn how to build this DIY Round Dining Table with free plans and a how-to video by Shanty2Chic!
Click here to download the full set of printable plans including a supply list!

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
  • Sander
  • Table Saw (optional)

Supply List

  • 1 2x4x8 Framing Lumber
  • 9 2x6x8 Framing Lumber
  • 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2" Brad Nails
  • 3" Wood Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler

Instructions

  • Cut List

Building the Table Top

  • Cut the table top planks to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes along the boards, according to the cut list. Attach the boards together with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
  • Using a plunge router, cut a 48" circle out of the table planks. You can refer to the how-to video to see how I cut mine.

Building the Table Base

  • Cut the leg pieces to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at the long end of 4 pieces. Attach two legs together with 2" brad nais and wood glue. Build 4 leg assemblies.
  • Cut the apron pieces to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes into both ends of the inside of the aprons and 3/4" pocket holes along one edge. Attach them to the legs with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the long runner to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at both ends of one side of the board. Attach it to the table legs with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the short runners to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at both ends on one side of each short runner. Attach them to the legs and long runner with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the decorative pieces to size and attach them to each leg with 3" wood screws and wood glue.

The Finish

  • Center the table base on the bottom of the table top and attach it to the bottom of the table top with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
  • Now, just fill your screw holes, sand it down smooth and give it a finish!
    Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!
    Happy Building!

6 Comments

  1. Lisa Griffith on June 13, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    5 stars
    I love this table but need something bigger around- could the top be enlarged to 60″ diameter for that same base?

  2. Carolyn on February 25, 2021 at 9:46 am

    I need to build a 60 inch round in this design. Not sure how to upsize the directions. I’ve never built anything before.

    • Ney on September 28, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      what color of wood stain did you use …

  3. Kathy on December 18, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Ashley love this table. But was wanting to make the old table you had in the kitchen for my dad. Where could I find the plans for that one and your bed ? Love your show. Have made several things.

  4. Dustin Martin on August 6, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    5 stars
    Table turned out great. Really interested in the color. The link sent me to dark walnut. Is that correct?
    Did you dilute or add anything to the stain. The table doesn’t look like dark walnut in the photo.

    • Lindsey Carlton on August 9, 2020 at 9:16 am

      I’d love to build a smaller version of this for side tables in my family room!

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